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Randolph Named Among “Top 10 Sunglasses in the World” by Improb

Eyewear Fashion Updates
Randolph Engineering stands for our extraordinary fans. We couldn’t create durable, lifetime-guaranteed frames without you. When Randolph is recognized for accomplishments, such as on 20/20’s December cover, that’s thanks to you. Our experts take over 200 steps handcrafting each pair of jewelry-quality sunglasses to fit your unique and adventurous lifestyle. This time, we were named on a notable list by Improb for the “Top 10 Sunglasses in the World.” Improp is a men’s lifestyle magazine delivering insights on the best of men’s gear, tech, rides, apparel and more. To be listed as a top sunglasses brand in the world brings honor to our legacy at home here in Randolph, Massachusetts. We are the only metal eyewear manufacturer to never move manufacturing out of America, and we wouldn’t have it any…
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Why Progressive Lenses?

Eyewear Fashion Updates
Why Progressive Lenses? If you are over 40 and having difficulty with your vision, chances are you are experiencing presbyopia, the common gradual loss of near vision. But there is good news: you have more choices today than ever before. You don't have to carry a separate pair of glasses for reading or wear lined bifocal lenses like your parents did. Progressive lenses offer a smooth transition from distance vision through intermediate vision to near vision, and they supply all the in-between corrections as well. This means that instead of having just two different viewing zones (near and distant), like with bifocals, progressive lenses have progressive powers of correction (from bottom to top), easing eye strain and providing the most natural vision correction. Finally, people are moving away from bifocals and…
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Makeup Tips for Girls with Glasses

Eyewear Fashion Updates
[caption id="attachment_3324" align="alignleft" width="225"] Modo Eye Wear[/caption] Makeup Tips for Girls with Glasses By Nichole Baxter Eyeglasses can make a big impact on your appearance, and styling your makeup to complement your eyeglass frames all comes down to personal preference. But here are a few trendy tips to help you look your best. Lighten Up Some eyeglass frames can cast dark shadows around the eyes in certain light. Contouring your face with makeup. Contouring your foundation can highlight key features, like the eyes. To combat this, blend a lighter-toned foundation under your eyes and down the center of your nose. This technique, known as contouring, makes you appear fresher and highlights your eyes. If you like, you can take this one step further and fully contour your face by bronzing…
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Vision Problems of School-Aged Children

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Here is a great article published in All about Vision.com that summarizes the importance of children's eye exams: Vision Problems of Schoolchildren By Gary Heiting, OD Like This Page? Please Share! Your child's vision is essential to his success in school. When his vision suffers, chances are his schoolwork does, too. Vision problems are common among school-age kids. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. School-age children also spend a lot of time in recreational activities that require good vision. After-school team sports or playing in the backyard aren't as fun if you can't see well. Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Kids Refractive errors are the most common cause of…
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Innovation-CL can magnify at the blink of an eye

Medical Awareness
A contact lens which is able to magnify an object by up to 2.8 times with a blink of the eye has been created by researchers in Switzerland. Researchers developing the device at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) believe that the contact lens, which is currently in its prototype phase, holds “a lot of promise” for patients with low vision and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The first of its kind telescopic lens, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference in California, could be available in two years. Researchers confirmed that further work in needed before the lenses can be worn by patients regularly and the current prototype can only be worn for half an hour as the lenses do not allow…
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We now have Gift Certificates!

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Gift Certificates Gift Certificates: Everyone knows someone who is hard to buy for. Shopping can be a frustrating experience when the time comes to buy for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Avoid the long mall lines, crowded stores and parking lots...  thrill your friends and family with a gift card from eyecare & eyewear! Reasons to give an eyecare & eyewear gift certificate: Moms will love to get rid of her outdated frames, and get a fresh new look. Grandparents would benefit from renewed vision in the form of an eye exam or new glasses. Friends, siblings or significant others enjoy getting stylish, designer sunglasses…great for the person who has everything! Dads would greatly appreciate the new sports frames from Lacoste with the built in and hidden magnetic temples (Shown below).Our gift certificates come in any…
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The Good and the Evil…Halloween Contacts

Medical Awareness
Decorative contact lenses can add distinction to a person’s eyes, giving a Halloween costume an unusual touch sought by many people during this festive season. However, ophthalmologists and experts are warning consumers that using over-the-counter decorative contact lenses is illegal and may harbor a risk for infection. According to eye care specialists, wearing decorative contact lenses is not always a safe choice to enrich a person’s look. The Food and Drug Administration said “all contact lenses are regulated medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye-care professional,” according to an Oct. 12 Los Angeles Times article. “Even someone with perfect vision would still require an eye exam and a prescription in order to wear any kind of contacts, including cosmetic lenses,” the Times reported. Physical harm…
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What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?

Carrollton Eye Care Services
What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist? Traditionally, Optometrists were trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as fit and prescribe contact lenses and prescription eyeglass lenses. Today’s Optometrist's like Dr. Peck and Dr. Nguyen are trained in Disease Diagnosis & Treatment.  They receive rigorous and comprehensive training in not just optics and refractions, but also the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, as well as other systemic conditions that can effect vision and eye health. Although Optometrists are not M.D.s, most current Optometrists can prescribe certain medications, as well as diagnose and treat a broad-range of medical conditions that impact the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and ocular disorders associated with diabetes and high blood pressure. In fact, it’s…
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The difference between eye exams and visual screenings for children

Medical Awareness
The difference between eye exams and visual screenings for children When the visual demands of homework and computers begin at school, many children will complain of tired eyes, headaches, eyestrain and even double vision. Some children are silent because these symptoms seem normal to them.  This can lead to lower grades, reading problems, poor spelling and low self-esteem. Q: How many children have undetected vision problems? A: According to the AOA, one in four kids has a vision problem. Q: Doesn’t my child get a vision screening at school? A: There are significant differences between Vision Screenings and Comprehensive Vision Examinations.  Parents should be aware that there may be no set standards and criteria for passing a vision screening. Results can be determined arbitrarily and the standard eye chart alone…
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